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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
moment. the states in red are the states that cbs news projects will be carried by mitt romney. let's have a look at those quickly. the state of indiana cbs news projects will go to mitt romney and the state of kentucky cbs news projects will go to governor romney. and so far tonight we have projected president obama the winner of the state of vermont. that is all we have at the moment. all the other state state wheree polls have closed we simply don't have enough information yet to make a projection on those states. will barack obama get a second term? or will mitt romney become the 45th president? will the democrats be able to hold on to the senate or will the republicans take control? we're about to find out. it's election night on cbs. changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> the stock market has rebounded. our assembly lines are humming again. we are moving forward! >> i want more jobs! my priority is jobs, jobs, jobs! >> i don't want your vote because of what i have done, i want your vote because of what i'm going to do. >> this campaign is growing, the momentum is
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Nov 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
easier for the president to get to 270. it's not impossible for governor romney, but all the pieces have to fit together for him. there are a number of must-win states so it's more difficult. >> schieffer: talk a little bit about that. why? >> when you look at the differences between the national polling and state polling, it's remarkable. republicans have some problems with the state numbers. they say most of the state polls are too democratic. the samples are too democratic. and in their heartes, truly believe that the romney folks and most republican strategists believe they have at least an even-money chance on this. but when you look at the dispassionate polls, the independent polls, the media polls, they seem to mirror the democratic numbers a bit more. so it's easier for the president. the president has a slight lead, apparently, possibly, in ohio. and then you look at the other states. they're either even or a slight advantage to the president. certainly the big states, wisconsin, and ohio, maybe even virginia. it's harder for governor romney. but it's close enough that i th
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
>>> decision day. president obama and mitt romney make final arguments before millions of americans head to the polls. >> on november 6th, we come together for a better future, and november 7th, we get to work. >> are you fired up? >> the first votes are in. while millions have cast early ballots, the first polls open up overnight. while the effects of superstorm sandy disrupt the vote in many areas, millions remain in the dark and cold without power as a new storm bears down on the northeast. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. i'm glad to be with you. i'm terrell brown. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with bigad shaban. >> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his bal
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
yours. all of this depends on what you do. >> polls open as america pick as president. >> mitt romney is still pushing it casting his vote in belmont, massachusetts. >> joe biden did the same in delaware. >> ohio is the battleground of all the battleground states. >> it is coming down to one this evening, turnout, which party gets their voters to the polls? >> mitt romney will visit pittsburgh. >> did you see pennsylvania turning red? it's over. >> we're not taking anything for granted. pennsylvania has tight endenedtightened. >> if you have a single female undecided voter in your home, cover her with plywood. >> folks impacted by hurricane sandy say they're too worried about survival to vote. >> a nor'easter is heading to the state of florida on wednesday, it's expected to hit new york and new jersey. >> new orleans wins at home. philadelphia needed a win, didn't get it. >> are your hometown chicago bears good enough to win the super bowl? >> yes, they are. >> you have a favorite team? >> new england patriots. and i take full personal responsibility for their two super bowl wins. >> is
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
>> jeff: tonight two days to g president obama and governor romney through swing states in an election still too close to call. our political team has the latest. with the new york marathon canceled runnered turn their efforts to help victims of sandy today. seth doane reports from new york's staten island. new jersey motorists are running on empty and homeowners on the shore are trying to dig out, ben tracy visits the states hardest hit. >> we we never get this. >> and food fight. john blackstone is following the california showdown over what's in your meals. and whether you have the right to see it on the label. >> why are they afraid of me knowing? >> this i captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, as the final weekend of campaign 2012 draws to a close the race for the white house could not be closer. the latest polls indicate a virtual tie. taking no chances the candidates are chris crossing swing states. we begin with nancy cordes who is with the obama campaign in cincinnati tonight. >> reporter: president
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Nov 4, 2012 8:30am PST
romney. >> go, romney. go, ryan. we'll get this done, ohio. >> schieffer: the pop stars and candidates race through the battleground states on one long last lap. >> that's quite a virginia beach welcome. >> hello, nevada. >> new hampshire got me the republican nomination, and new hampshire is going to get me the white house. thanks, you guys. >> schieffer: if there's anything both sides can agree on, this is close and could come down to one state, but which one, florida, virginia, or-- >> i think you may have noticed everyone paying's a lot of attention to ohio. >> schieffer: and them there's the wild card. what will the impact that the super storm that destroyed parts of new jersey and plunkedly the lower half the manhattan into darkness have the race? we've got the latest on hurricane sandy damage,en and this we'll turn to the best of the best political remembers, analysts and race watchers to give us their take on the presidential race. we'll start with peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." dee dee myers of "vanity fair." richard lowry of the "national review." harva
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
america. >> president obama and mitt romney blitz the swing states in a race still too close to call. >> only one full day of campaigning left. >> all of this comes down to turnout. because frankly there's very few if any undecided voters left. >> the campaign we built was one to win a close race. we think the president is in a good position to win. >> i believe mitt romney's going to win ohio there are likely to be our next president. >> i don't think it's too close to call. i just think it's impossible to call. >>> it's a week now since sandy hit. but the people who lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> we're sitting here bundled up. it's really terrible. >> as many as 40,000 new yorkers may need temporary housing. >> we never get this. >> forecasters are predicting a nor'easter will slam the region on wednesday. >>> a group of african painted dogs killed a young boy who fell into their exhibit sunday at the pittsburgh zoo. >> zach vodder climbed to the top of the willis tower using a prosthetic leg. >> all that -- >> touchdown! >>
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
statement governor mitt romney calls the job numbers a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. they both went on the attack for the first time since hurricane sandy. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one, we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: before the numbers came out, i asked robert gibbs if the higher jobless rate supports romney's criticism of the president's record. >> look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward, 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that have been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all we want to end up, but we are making serious, important progress moving forward. mitt romney isn't a change agent. he wants to getg back to the economic theory that got us into this mess. >> four days left until election day
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> mitt romney conceding defeat after a bitter and costly campaign. >> ann and i join with you earnestly to pray for him and the nation. >> but little changes in congress, with democrats maintaining control of the senate, while the gop holds sway over the house. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. barack obama has been reelected president of the united states. mr. obama won a second term in office defeating mitt romney following an often nasty and costly election. democrats have retained control of the senate, republicans continue to control the house. president obama won a decisive victory over mitt romney racking up wins in at least 7 of 9 battleground states. the president won in wisconsin and iowa's six electoral votes, a state that launched his first campaign and the key western state of nevada. but it was ohio that pushed the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win. it was a commanding win for the president in the electoral coll
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Nov 6, 2012 3:30pm PST
could know whether barack obama will get a second term or whether mitt romney will be the next president. we've been talking to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio an
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
romney says "i pray the president will be successful." >> the democrats tighten their control of the senate, while the house stays in republican hands. >>> and governor jerry brown talks politics and prop 30. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> and we know in our hearts for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the voters speak. huge victory for president obama. >> winning pretty much all of the key battleground states, including ohio. >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> the crowd here in chicago is going bananas. >> there is just this sense of deflation and defeat in this room. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. >> the president has been re-elected, but nobody's put the stamp of approval on his program. >> the republicans have maintained control of the house of repre
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
president is still dealg with sandy.. but he and mitt romney are putting their fos back on key battleground sts they hope to carry on tuesd. in virginia, polls show romy has cut the president's lean that state to just two poin. romney will spend his entiry paul is showing romney has cut the lead in that state to two points. romney will spend his entire day in the state of virginia and the president will hit wisconsin, colorado and way out here in nevada. >> california voters are still on the fence about the governor's tax height proposal. >> ann in san francisco with how prop 30 campaign is drumming up support before the election. joins us with more. >> just aa few days left. down market street right now campaigning at the commonwealth club. and we met teachers that were hitting the highway in favor of prop 30. the polls are close right now. really could go either way. >> when they hugged, we know they are going to vote yes. >> a new poll showed 51% of likely voters support prop 30 but then a new poll released this morning showed 48% support. i can't let this. i have my respons
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
colorado. governor romney arrives in virginia a day after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> i understand what it takes to get this country going again. and to bring back the kind of greatness we depend on. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks he made about disaster relief funding. at a republican primary debate last year romney down played the federal government's role in disaster response. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states that's the right direction. it can go further
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Nov 6, 2012 1:35am PST
ken bastida. the campaigning is over. it is now up to the voters. >> mitt romney and president obama held their last rallies about three hours ago. and the cbs 5 reporter tara tells us, the first results of the election are in. >> reporter: that's right. where the first votes have come in, it is a tie. a little disconverting to the folks who were afraid this race would turn out to be a tie. meantime, the candidates are working it right down to the very last minute. they're in the most competitive states today, knowing that every vote counts. and it really does. voters in new hampshire cast their ballots at midnight. and if their votes are any indication, tuesday could be a very long day. >> this has never happened before. we have a tie. five votes each. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney buzzed through battleground states monday on a final push for votes on the eve of election day. his stops included opening acts from bruce springsteen and jay- z. he told supporters romney's campaign is a greatest hits collection of failed policies. >> the top-down policies that caused the
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
mitt romney is heading to ohio and pennsylvania for one more day on the campaign trail and we have live team coverage on local and national voting. bigad shaban is in chicago, president obama's home city. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, wisconsin, new hampshire and colorado. his tour ended with an emotional campaign speech in iowa. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chic
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
barack obama and mitt romney. >>> coming across the border just as it got stuck. >>> all that -- >> give me a break. where did that come from? >> you wear a belt, i'll start calling you mister. >> and all that matters. >> amazing time-lapsed video of sandy slamming new york city, the water rushing in, power going out. >> new york might get weird with a few more days without power. [ speaking spanish ] >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio >> when your city is flooded, that is as fluent as antonio [ bleep ] banderas. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams going into manhattan. they also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. hundreds of thousand
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Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
months. >> reporter: and that all three of his ohio stops mr. obama went after a romney ad that suggests jeep is moving jobs from buckeye state to china. >> folks that work at the jeep plant have been having to call-up their employers because they are worried. of course it turns out it's not true. the car companies themselves have told governor romney knock it off. knock it off. that's what they said. >> reporter: the obama campaign contends that ad is romney's undoing. it's gotten a lot of attention here most of it negative. both side are working overtime to project confidence in this race but david axelrod took it to another level yesterday contending that obama was so fired up that his speeches were coming directly from his loins. definitely a new one out here on the campaign trail. >> nancy cordes in mentor ohio with the final countdown. thanks nancy. >> from his loins. mitt romney is working equally hard on this last weekend of campaigning. he's dispatched a wave of high-profile surrogates to make his final sales pitch. jan crawford is with the romney campaign in new hampshire. >> r
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
bipartisan leadership in the closing days of this race. republican new jersey governor and romney supporter chris christie repeatedly praised the president's performance and his compassion. >> you're go it to be okay. everybody is safe. >> reporter: today, mr. obama was back in campaign mode, deriding governor romney's eromise to bring change to washington. >> another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. >> no! >> turning medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change. oveeporter: the president's iveedule over the next five days tells you a lot about his mpaiaign strategy. he'll be spending a great deal of time in ohio and wisconsin, trying to build a midwest firewall to prevent governor romney, scott, from getting 270 electoral votes. >> pelley: well, nancy, governor eymney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. snd jan crawford is covering his campaign. mp we really can't have four more years like the last four re ys. i know the-- the obama folks are chanting four more years, four fre years. rut our chant is this-- five more d
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
how we campaigned." and just before 10:00 mitt romney called the president to concede. he thanked his runningmate paul ryan calling him the best choice he has ever made after his wife ann, of course, and he said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country. >> the president won with 303 electoral votes. the president needed only 270. it all came down to ohio tonight. that's what's everyone has been talking about for weeks. mr. obama's victory there sealed the second term. >> proposition starting with prop 30, the governor's tax man to make or break california's education system and has $6 billion in trigger cuts riding on its decision. right now, it's 50/50. look at that. neck and neck. it has changed. it was losing a moment ago. and i didn't see pre sifrnths cincts reporting but it is neck and neck. >> cbs political insider phil mctear and the team of reporters covering our campaign 2012 coverage tonight. >> but first, we're going to go to cbs 5 grace lee. huge night for the president and the democrats. >> reporter: absolutely, it was.
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
all that matters. >> president obama plans to play host to his old political rival, mitt romney. >> on "cbs this morning." for lesss part of president afford to picko cut spending, invite someone to lunch who can actually afford to pick up the tab. you are probably waking up, wondering if you are a power ball multimillionaire. there's good news and then there's bad news. >> that's right. good news, there were two winning tickets for that record $587 million jackpot. re those ticketse dream lives on only if you live in missouri or anotherwhere those tickets were sold. havet there's another drawing this saturday and we'll have re stillthe big jackpot in just a bit. t> budget problems are still unresolved this morning and the same is true in washington. 33at's where we begin this morning. >> fiscal cliff deadline, president obama sends his treasury secretary to capitol hill to negotiate with congre congressional leaders. major garret is at the white house. good morning. >> charlie and norah, even as negotiations intensify, campaigning continues at the white house. president obama i
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
too close to call at this point. mr. obama has a 50 to 48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a hard-fought campaign. in fact, later he said, we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply. >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more year
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Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
." governor romney in wisconsin said the numbers show the economy is still at a virtual standstill. it takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency and our cbs news election team estimates that 255 are solidly in the obama camp or leaning toward him. for mr. romney it's 206. so the election will come down to the nine swing states that could go either way. bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" and, atb, what do you make of how close it is in the swing states? >> well, it started out close and it is even closer now. scott, i kind of took a survey of our pollsters. they can not recall a time when these battleground states are closer than they are right now with the possible exception of ohio where the president has a teeny lead. esl of these states are in the margin of error. what that means is there are eight battleground states out there that either of these candidates could win. it's just going to come down to who gets their voters to the polls. it's going to be all about turnout. this race is an absolute dead heat from everything that w
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Nov 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
election. they did not see it coming. the romney campaign didn't see it was coming. i talked to a lot of people who said they weren't just cautiously optimistic, they were optimistic. when they found out they lost someone said it was like a death in the family. how did they get it wrong in ohio is what to look at. the question is more about african americans. they didn't think he would have the turnout he did. they just missed it. when people would raise the questions saying all the public polls suggested the president doing pretty well, the senior staff would say-- they would just dismiss those polls and say these polls are sampling democrats too heavily. that's just not the way this election is going to turn out. they just-- they just missed it. they also though-- there were two other things in ohio. if you look at the counties where romney did well relative to george bush in 200newshour. he did well in the coal county. where did he do poorly? the auto countys. you see it in the turnout. and then, i think, finally, the obama campaign was effective in turning romney into a sim bell of a
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am PST
their say. they are deciding between barack obama and mitt romney in the presidential election. we have reporters covering both candidates. randall pinkston is with mitt romney in boston and bigad shaban is in the president's home city of chicago. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring just how close this election is expected to be, the first town of the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before in dixville.
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
advantage over mitt romney. in ohio, a university of oncinnati poll shows the president ahead 50% to 49%. in florida, a recent poll has him ahead by just two points. in wisconsin, the president hreds by three points. in iowa, the "des moines register" shows mr. obama up mr. oboints. and the colorado poll has him ahead by two points. our campaign 2012 team is covering. first we're going to go to nancy wedes with the president tonight. nancy? >> pelley: scott, after 100 rallies, the president holds his final one here in des moines tonight for two reasons: first, mostuse iowa is one of the battleground states the campaign inls most confident about sinning and second because, in many ways, this is the state that first catapulted him towards the president that upset win in the iowa caucuses five years ago. >> hello, colorado! hello, wisconsin! hello, ohio! >> pelley: president obama has sient the past 48 hours in seven maates, three time zones. >> are you fired up? areeporter: surrendering sleep and his voice in pursuit of a second time. >> this is not just a choice between two candidates
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney plans one more day on the campaign trail. he is going to two states later today and now that he has already voted in belmont. >> more on governor romney's campaign in just a minute but first, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
. governor mitt romney is also logging campaign miles this weekend. yesterday in the battle ground state of new hampshire, he criticized president obama for urging americans to vote as, quote, the best revenge. romney encouraged his supporters to vote for love of country instead. two atlanta police officers were killed last night when their low-flying helicopter crashed near a busy intersection. the officers were part of a team searching for a missing child. the child later turned up unharmed. egypt's coptic church has a new hope. the selection process unfolded this morning during a televised ceremony in cairo. the ship was named a cop tick patriarch after a blindfolded altar boy drew his name out of a chalice. now for the weather, cool up north. rainy down south. and calm out west. in the days ahead, a mid-week storm could bring rain and perhaps some snow to the northeast. the forecast elsewhere is mostly sunny and clear. >> all of them are negative. osgood: next... i'm going to ask you questions about the ads when it's done. >> osgood: ... we poll the po,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, after crum
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
the nation's problems. >> obama says he wants to meet with rival mitt romney to talk about working together. cbs reporter bigad shaban is in chicago reporting that the president won a number of key battleground states. >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house [ applause and cheers ] >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. [ applause and cheers ] >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> reporter: the president won almost all of the battleground states giving him a decisive electoral college victory. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: governor romney congratulated the president. the republican challenger says he gave everything he had to this campaign. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> reporter: with the votes coun
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Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
. president obama and mitt romney met privately at the white house to have lunch. their first face-to-face meeting since the campaign debate. aides say the president wanted to discuss romney's ideas for making government run more smoothly. >> somebody with governor romney's experience clearly could have insight into how to maximize efficiency in an operation like the federal government. >> the white house says the plan has no plan to offer romney a job. there's hope the friendly meeting will inspire bipartisan cooperation on capitol hill. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in a houston hospital this evening getting treatment for a lingering cough. the 88-year-old has been in and out of the hospital for bronchitis. he is in stable condition and is expected to go home in a few days. >>> a supersized spending spree. apple is taking over a part of the south bay where it plans to spread out, next. >> and cops hear a lot of excuses for bad driving but wait until you hear what one driver blamed for this parking lot smashup. >>> a day late, $500 million short. california decides to get
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
office says the president has about 74,000 votes more than mitt romney. and that's about 50% of the florida vote. to romney's 49.1%. so that means the president won eight of the nine swing states. romney only took one. north carolina. the final electoral vote tally? 332 for president obama, 206 for romney. >>> well, now that the election is over, both the president and the republicans addressed the issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax increases that will be triggered if it's not resolved by the end of the year. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. that's how we did it when bill clinton was president and that's only way we can afford to invest in education and job training and manufacturing all the ingredients of a strong middle class and strong economy. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people and accepting the damage it will do to the economy let's start to actually solve
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
super storm sandy. and president obama and governor mitt romney wasted no time going on the attack. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
faced on election day since franklin roosevelt. mitt romney says he will do a better job if he is elected. the republican nominee is spending the last few days of the campaign making that case in the battleground states. romney is in wisconsin and ohio today trying to pick up the few remaining undecided voters. >> and we asked them and you to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the ads, look to the record. >> reporter: the race is tied in nine swing states. the latest polls also show the race tightening in pennsylvania, a state once thought to be easily in the president's win column. the romney campaign is making a late push to take pennsylvania. the republicans are spending three million dollars on campaign ads there and romney will visit the state on sunday. now, let's look at the markets right now. you can see that the dow is down just by 100 points. stock gave up that early gain despite a decent jobs report. that job is being attributed to traders assessing the potential costs of superstorm sandy. back to the campaign, president obama's camp is calling the gop's effor
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
and mitt romney are making one final push as this is the final day of campaigning before the big election tomorrow. here's susan mcginnis with a look at where the campaign trail leads on this election eve. she joins us live from washington, d.c. i imagine you're ready to have it finished. >> reporter: don't we wish it could all go on forever? the ads and the rallies? alas, this is the last chance they will have to crisscross the swing states trying to get last-minute undecided voters. >>> reporter: president obama did a little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've b
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Nov 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
both predicting a win on tuesday. [music] >> reporter: mitt romney rallied supporters in cleveland, ohio, one of four battleground states the republican nominee is visiting sunday. >> if the president were to be reelected he would -- [booing] >> he would -- it is possible but not likely. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the race could come down to a single swing state. >> hello florida. >> they are hittinga as many as they can before election day. >> i need iowa! >> reporter: president barack obama took time to join president clinton in new hampshire that carries 4 of the votes needed to win. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: both the romney and barack obama campaigns are predicting a victory on tuesday. but the polls show a very tight race with no clear favorite. >> if anyone has an edge it is the president because he needs fewer swing states to win the white house. >> i still think it is easier for the president to get the 270. not impossible for governor romney but all of the pieces have to fit together. >> there are a few undecided voters left and the can indicate
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
for the president. almost 27% chose mitt romney. anna warner has the importance on the latino vote. >> reporter: at a nonpartisan latino group volunteers worked the phones to get hispanics to the polls. >> today i want you to give it your all. >> reporter: outreach efforts helped president obama beat mitt romney among hispanic voters 3-1 in nevada costing the republicans the white house. >> they think about us almost like a second thought. we need to have the hispanic vote. >> reporter: las vegas businessman, a republican for 40 years says many in his party need to learn to reach out too and to soften their stance on immigration such as on programs to give illegal immigrants permission to work if they were brought to the u.s. as children. right now it stands do you believe that there are enough republicans who really believe in compromising -- >> i believe it. >> reporter: you believe it right now? >> right. if i don't believe it then i won't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado and nevada the percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased 1 pe
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
rival mitt romney are battling it out over the economy. >> and unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we have made real progress. but we are here today because we know we have more work to do. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 jobs in october. but with more americans looking for work, the unemployment rate moved up slightly from 7.8 to 7.9%. romney told voters in wisconsin, he can do better. >> this is not a time for america to settle. >> no. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> reporter: in ohio, president obama made the case he is moving the country forward. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. >> reporter: ohio could decide who wins the white house. not only are the candidates spending a lot of time there in these closing days. they're bombarding voters with fresh tv ads. >> who will do more for the auto industry? >> reporter: mitt romney is airing a new commercial in ohio saying workers in china benefited from the auto bailout. at a rally outside columbus, the president fired back. >> you don
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come." he's been calling congressional leaders, and both the president and republican house speaker john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation. but there are battles ahead and we have a team of correspondents covering this fresh start with old players in washington. first, nancy cordes with the president. >> reporter: the president and his family boarded air force one in chicago this afternoon after a visit to campaign headquarters where president obama embraced his campaign manager, jim messina, and elated staffers and volunteers. despite all the talk beforehand of a razor tight race, in the end president obama captured all but two of the states he won in 2008. i just spoke with governor romney and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. (applause) we may ha
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
little dance in cincinnati where stevie wonder introduced him. also at ohio, mitt romney talked about the president's chances of winning. >> it's possible but not likely. >> reporter: the candidates have been burning up jet fuel crisscrossing the country. on sunday, president obama was in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. >> yeah! >> but if you haven't, there's still time. >> reporter: today, he will hit more swing states, wisconsin, iowa and ohio before heading home to chicago for election day. >> after all we've been through together, we can't give up now. >> reporter: mitt romney's battleground bonanza sunday included iowa, ohio, virginia and pennsylvania. >> we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania! >> reporter: today he will visit florida, ohio, virginia and new hampshire. >> if you are tired of being tired, not just tonight but all the time... >> reporter: both candidates saw huge crowds at their rallies this weekend. and both realize at this point it's all about getting as many people as possible
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
. whatever the numbers show it will serve more as ammunition for both president obama and mitt romney in their final push before tuesday's big election. political experts say at this point, it's unlikely these numbers will sway voters. today's report will be from october. economists predict a slight gain in jobs from last month. the september report shows unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since the president took office. today both candidates are plunging into rapid campaign pace. president obama has three events in the battleground state of ohio, mitt romney has two. a lot of analysts say the buckeye state could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. >> today, because of the resilience of the american people, our businesses have created over 5 million new jobs. [ applause and cheers ] >> the american auto industry is back on top. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: yesterday the president got back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been sq
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Nov 11, 2012 7:30am PST
for mitt romney? the chairman of the california republican party joins us in the next half hour. >> and the biographer who got too close to her subject. new revelations in the fbi e-mail probe that brought down america's most famous general. >> we existed day by day until we could get home. >> they fought for our freedom. today, we are honoring our service members. the bay area tributes on this veterans day. we'll be right back. ,, this time - at an assisted living facility. brown: headache!.. ((butt t) all of the sudden you got me people than you can feed and what else can we expecth a new democratic supermajory in sacramento. "if you didn't try your bes, people were going to die." and honoring the men and won who went to war. the welcome back to eyewitness news this morning. the time is _ _ _. it's sunday, nover 11-th. good morning, i'm phl matier. i'm anne makovec. a lot to k about in the next half-hour. (chat about stories, upcomig guests) >>> welcome back to eyewitness news. we're looking at a cold stao our sunday morning. we saw frost advisories we have a lot to take about
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
is possible but not likely. [ laughter ] >> mitt romney traveled to iowa and pennsylvania where he is cutting into the president's lead. the election is so close that the president even joined president bill clinton in new hampshire which holds just four of the 270 electoral votes to win. >> reporter: both are predicting a win but the polls show a tight race with no clear favorite. >> reporter: polesters say if anyone has an edge it is the president because he needs fewer swing states to win the white house. >> i still the it is easier for the president to get to 2if he want. not impossible for romney. all of the pieces have to fit together for him. >> reporter: there are few undecided voters left and the candidates know the race could come down to wro does the best job getting their supports to the polls. >> ultimately it is up to you. >> both will continue their pace on monday. crisscrossing the country during the final hours of the campaign. daniel knottingham, cbs 4 news. >> stay with us for continuing coverage of the 2012 vote. that means live up to the minute reporting from arou
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Nov 29, 2012 1:35am PST
kick in. >>> talk about a power lunch. president obama and mitt romney, who will dine at the white house together tomorrow afternoon. this will be the first time they have met since their final debate. the meeting will be private. no aids and no media. >>> armed with guns and sledgehammers, the daring bay area jewelry heist that took 75 seconds to pull off. >>> well, that and $7 will get you a cup of coffee. what's so special about starbucks' new brew? >>> a $580 million jackpot is up for grabs tonight. now california wants in on the action. how soon,,,,,,,,,,,,,, every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously good. cannot believe how great it works. incredible shine. i won't use anything else. love, love, love finish ! so far over a million neighbors, friends, and family have switched to finish. join the finish revolution. recommended by more dishwasher brands worldwi
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
romney will have a full slate of campaign events today. yesterday he was in florida, today he will stump for votes in virginia. >>> nurses plan another 24-hour strike today at several bay area hospitals. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom to explain what's behind it. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. the issue is the same as the past three strikes reduction in patient care and disputes over contract negotiations. nurses say they will be out picketing as early as 7 a.m. and rallies will start at 11 a.m. this strike will involve 3200 nurses and several hundred respiratory, x-ray and other technicians. it will affect 7 bay area sutter healthcare hospitals. yesterday, nurses spent time prepping for their signs for today. these nurses have been in contract negotiations for the past 18 months. they say hospital management repeatedly misrepresented them. >> you know, for the nurses it's going to be whatever it takes as long as it takes. there's no -- this isn't a game for the nurses. this is life and death. >> reporter: the series of strikes forced sutter to
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
romney, who will dine at the white house together tomorrow afternoon. this will be the first time they have met since their final debate. the meeting will be private. no aids and no media. >>> armed with guns and sledgehammers, the daring bay area jewelry heist that took 75 seconds to pull off. >>> well, that and $7 will get you a cup of coffee. what's so special about starbucks' new brew? >>> a $580 million jackpot is up for grabs tonight. now california wants in on the action. how soon until you can play powerball? ,, sledgehammers, hit a bay ara jewelry store. it happened in los gatos. c5 reporter kiet >>> they were in and out in a flash. two thieves waving guns and sledgehammers hit a bay area jewelry store. it happened in los gatos. kiet do shows us just how quickly they struck. >> reporter: for employees at this fine jeweler's, the surveillance video captured the longest 75 seconds of their lives. >> did you think you were going to die? >> it crosses your mind, you know. i was just waiting for him to shoot me. >> reporter: they didn't want to show their faces on camera, but
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
then i have healthcare sector doing well since romney won't be able to invalidate obamacare. there is the looming fiscal crisis and the partisanship that's prevailing up until this election, worries that congress and the white house won't be able to solve that looming fiscal crisis. but another big issue really sinking the market today is europe. we have a downgrade from the european union on growth prospects in europe for this year. and it's looking like the recession could last all the way through next year. you're looking at riots in greece. greece has been a big issue all the way across. we're also hearing problems that germany's economy is getting worse. germany is the economic driver in europe. this is a big deal here in america. a lot of large tech companies like cisco, oracle and hewlett- packard. they depend on sales in europe. they have seen their profits get squeezed by falling sales over there. if that continues we'll see that problem continue here in this country. let's look at the big board right now. lots of heavy selling on wall street today. dow down 265 points. nasda
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
days of campaigning before election day. today president obama and republican challenger mitt romney are launching a major campaign push for the final weekend. cate caugiran joins us now with the latest from the newsroom. good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. today's main focus is on ohio which a lot of analysts say could be the deciding state in the electoral vote. the president has three events in the buckeye state today while mitt romney has two. yesterday, the president resumed campaigning after spending several days overseeing the federal government's response to superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard. he spoke about the disaster yesterday at a campaign stop in boulder, colorado. >> we have also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the petty differences that consume us in normal times, they all seem to melt away. >> mitt romney also spoke about victims of the disaster at a campaign rally in virginia. >> i hope you'll keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> reporter: mitt romney also called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: voters put president obama back in the white house but they also chose a divided congress, recreating the same recipe for gridlock. democrats are hanging on to the senate where majority leader harry reid says he will work with republicans but won't let them push him around. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. everything doesn't have to be a fight. >> reporter: republicans are keeping control of the house and speaker john boehner is standing his ground. >> you know, the american people this week didn't give us a mandate to simply do the simple thing. they elected us to lead. they gave us a mandate to work together to do the best for our country. >> reporter: both parties will have to compromise by the end of the year to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." if they don't, the co
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
view are not the policies that america needs for the future. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the painfully slow recovery continues in the aftermath of hurricane sandy's widespread destruction. transportation is gradually being restored and power is coming back little by little and people are struggling to dig out from a munten of debris. at least 90 deaths are blamed on the storm. property damage estimated from $30 billion to $50 billion, that would make it the second costliest storm in u.s. history, only behind hurricane katrina. 4.6 million customers have no power from east coast to the midwest. and then there is the emotional toll, which seems to rise with each day since the storm. randall pinkston. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. we like to talk about the good news. the amazing hard work that is being done to
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